Current Project

UIUC State Farm Center Renovation

Stark contracted with University of Illinois to begin work in December 2013 on the approximately $1.6 million project for the State Farm Center Renovation, formerly known as the Assembly Hall, in Urbana, IL. The Assembly Hall was originally opened in 1963 and the renovation is a multi-phase, 3-to 4-year plan to turn this center into a premier Big Ten facility. Our work consisted of relocating existing sanitary, storm, and water infrastructure so that mechanical room additions could be added to the East and West side of the building. New entrance terraces on the South and North sides of the building will also be added. The reconfiguration of the interior also required additional sewer, and water main services. Stark was also responsible for removal and replacement of various parking lots and sidewalks during construction, while maintaining access to the building for thousands of people to attend basketball games and other events at the hall. The Champaign Stark team worked closely with the construction manager and the civil engineer to re-design and coordinate how to keep the various storm, sanitary, and water services functional so that events were not interrupted. This was a crucial component to this long multi-phased project. Stark employees performed in the worst winter conditions most can remember and kept the project safe and on schedule. Superintendents: Rod Martin, Todd Bree, Mark Aberle, Bill Rutledge (Project Manager)